Paul McCartney discusses approaching Delia Derbyshire to do electronic arrangements on “Yesterday”
German songwriter Sibylle Baier wrote and home recorded a batch of simple stunning folk songs from 1970-1973, plucked out on a nylon string guitar recalling the style and mood of Leonard Cohen. She appeared in the critically acclaimed Wim Wenders’ film ‘Alice in the Cities’ released in 1974. In 2006 her home recordings were passed on to Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, who managed to get them released on the Orange Twin Label.
Legendary DJ John Peel discovered the lovely Bridget St. John, whom he declared “The best lady singer-songwriter in the country” and signed her to his imprint Dadelion Records in 1969. He released her debut LP Ask Me No Questions the same year which featured the acclaimed acoustic guitarist and songwriter John Martyn, whom she has cited as a mentor. St. John’s songwriting is poetic while remaining grounded, she is a fluid and intricate guitar player, her voice a husky sweet whisper. Her major label release in 1974 on Chrysalis Records would be her last for over 20 years, she is quoted as saying, “I think the problem with me and major labels is, they don’t know how to market me because I’m really not ‘product’, I’m me! I’m not about to change the way I look or talk just to suit a marketing plan. But at the same time, they don’t know how to market me and one company said, these songs are great but we don’t know what to do with you. They didn’t understand how to put some one like me in the big machine - and I think that’s probably why nothing happened.”(-excerpt from http://www.terrascope.co.uk)
Happy Birthday Moe Tucker!
“Ince Ince” sampled by Mos Def on the song “Supermagic” and hip hop rapper and producer Oh No on the song “Heavy”